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Maurice Rioli Jnr

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He's doing a lot right but geez that is a taxing role Dimma asks small forwards to play with our game style. Looked noticeably tired at times.
 
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dimmauchamp

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Yep. Reckon Stack and MRJ in the fwd line would cause serious headaches. Stack in that fwd line last night and a couple of those missed shots become goals. MRJ gets dropped then we only become a poorer side for it as there is no one else that can bring that fwd pressure atm
 
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DavidSSS

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5 gamer. Has plenty of time.

That was actually his 7th game, people seem to forget he played 2 games last year.

Main point is correct, few games, young player, much development to look forward to.

While I reckon it is unfair to compare Maurice Jnr to his father (few compare to his father) he has his own talents and is looking like a quality AFL player in his own right. But, just occasionally, he does things which remind you of his father, and for that the comparisons will always be made. And ain't it brilliant when he resembles his father?

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That was actually his 7th game, people seem to forget he played 2 games last year.

Main point is correct, few games, young player, much development to look forward to.

While I reckon it is unfair to compare Maurice Jnr to his father (few compare to his father) he has his own talents and is looking like a quality AFL player in his own right. But, just occasionally, he does things which remind you of his father, and for that the comparisons will always be made. And ain't it brilliant when he resembles his father?

DS
Definitely. Hairstyle and everything. Huge upside in Mozza. Just needs a few pre-seasons to build.
 
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tigerlove

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Very little offensive influence. But gee his defensive pressure is unbelievable. Watch a game and just focus on MRJ. He forces so many rushed kicks and makes the opponent overthink. If he only had a partner on the other flank who could assist.

I think MRJ currently has a habit of trying to do too much when he has the ball. I would like to see him focus on the basics and dispose to the first option until he has a better handle of the pace of the game and then he can take the game on more.
 
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Gazmatron

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Very little offensive influence. But gee his defensive pressure is unbelievable. Watch a game and just focus on MRJ. He forces so many rushed kicks and makes the opponent overthink. If he only had a partner on the other flank who could assist.

I think MRJ currently has a habit of trying to do too much when he has the ball. I would like to see him focus on the basics and dispose to the first option until he has a better handle of the pace of the game and then he can take the game on more.
Think maybe about time to give him a week managed and run say Cumberland or Stack thru
 
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TigerMasochist

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his low centre of gravity looks to be his greatest weapon as strange as it sounds.
Couple of blokes like Duck n Daics had the low centre of gravity n were fairly handy players. Big arse hanging low to the ground tends to be fairly handy for Oz rules players, keeps them from tipping over to easily.
 
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JimJessTorp

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Watching Jnr on Friday it suddenly struck me what he reminded me of.

He's like a player in a multi-player on-line game who installs speed hacks. The way he runs around normally then the afterburners kick in and he seems to move twice as fast as everyone else.

Didn't get a lot of the ball but he played like two players with his speed and pressure on Friday.
 
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TigerMasochist

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Moju's got plenty of good little bits n pieces to his game. Just needs time to grow n develop so that the little bits all start to fit together. Reckon it'll be explosive cameos until 2024 n from there on we'll get to see the full picture of what Moju's got.
 
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jb03

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I'm not sure about him but watching Swans defenders waltz away from Soldo compared to MoJu's pressure means you can see why he is there.
 
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UKTiger

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Moju's got plenty of good little bits n pieces to his game. Just needs time to grow n develop so that the little bits all start to fit together. Reckon it'll be explosive cameos until 2024 n from there on we'll get to see the full picture of what Moju's got.
The problem is he is still a raw kid in AFL terms and people want him to be like is uncle of yesteryear right now but it will take time